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“Family Owned, Locals Frequent it. What does that tell you?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chalet da Giuseppe

Chalet da Giuseppe
Ranked #10 of 196 Restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Naples, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Family Owned, Locals Frequent it. What does that tell you?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

If a restaurant is packed with locals, it usually means it is one of the best restaurants in the area. We had an another amazing dining experience at Giuseppe restaurant. Tiny, quaint, and family owned. The owner shook everybody's hand when they came and left. Ladies got the traditional kiss on the cheek. If you did not know it there, you would walk by it every time. Glad our hotel recommended it!!

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A waste of money.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Very disappointing.
Got squeezed in a super small table by a lousy italian man who screams something at you trying to be funny.
Food quality is average , very small portions and very pricey.
Bad value.

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Zurich region
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a Italian place during our ski vacation. By coincidence we found Chalet da Giuseppe, not knowing that this is one of the top recommended places in Zermatt. We booked a table on the very same day and it was no problem getting one during the first "shift", i.e. at 6 pm which is more of a family timing. The waitress immediately served a complimentary glass of Prosecco. That was a serious good start. We ordered some great pasta and it was served super fast. They also offered kids portions. Service was very nice, Giuseppe himself was super charming. They even served Grappa towards the end, maybe to let you forget the bill. But despite the pricey food it is a place to recommend.

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Warsaw, Poland
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Italian food plus extra”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Small, cozy place, close to the train station and to Sunnega tunnel entrance. Always crowded because well known for its simple but great Italian cuisine. Little chance to get into without booking, sometimes few days in advance. Quite a variety of dishes as for such a little restaurant. Nice and quick service. But on top of food there is another good reason to be there: the second name of the place is Da Giuseppe, and there he is – definitively Italian with all his charms and lifestyle. In my opinion without Giuseppe the place would not exist. It is worth to go there, have nice dinner and a lot of fun but if you want to explore it fully, you have to book in advance or be personal friend of Giuseppe. Or best both, otherwise it is just a good restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Had last visited this restaurant 14 years ago and found it very good. Has since become very popular and quality of food plummetted. The vast menu couldnt be frshly prepared. I had Mussels that were mushy and probably the worst I've ever had. They had certainly been reheated and I suspect it was a frozen and microwaved.The sauce was tinned tomato with chilli. Pappardelle was overcooked, and everything about the meal was totally forgettable.
The owners "false bonhomie" very quickly grated as did the loud music. I think that the restaurants popularity is due to the provision of "free" drinks that are obviously reflected in the prices charged, and aren't necessarily wanted
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  • Visited October 2012
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